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University of Miami Athletics

Matthew Smale


Executive Associate AD / Business Operations



Matthew Smale -  - University of Miami Athletics

Matt Smale currently serves as Miami’s Executive Associate Athletics Director of Business Operations.

Smale, who arrived to Coral Gables in July 2018 as the Assistant Athletics Director of Business Operations, plans, prepares and manages the department’s operating budget, and oversees the daily operations of the business office. Smale serves as liaison to the university’s budget and controller’s offices, among other duties.

A Maryland native, Smale previously served as director of business operations for the University of Maryland’s athletics department from September 2016 – July 2018. He spent nearly five years with Terrapins Athletics, beginning in November 2013 as an accountant before being promoted to assistant director of business operations in October 2015.

Smale spent more than two years at George Washington University as a business/compliance assistant, and has previous experience at D.C. United and the Bowie Baysox. 

A 2010 graduate from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Smale graduated with his MBA from the University of Baltimore in December 2017. Smale and his wife, Kelly, live in Miami.